Board


Board
The Board of Directors of the exchange, or any other body acting in lieu of and with the authority of the Board. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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I. US /bɔːd/ noun
[C or S] (also board of directors) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE the group of people who shareholders choose to manage a company or organization: »

The board has decided to reject the offer.

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Club manager, Gomez, insists he has the full backing of the board.

be/sit/have a seat on the board »

He sat on the board of the WPP Group for over ten years.

step down/stand down/resign from the board »

She will stand down from the board at the forthcoming AGM.

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At the age of 27, she is the youngest member to join the board.

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an emergency board meeting.

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a non-executive board member

Compare BOARD OF DIRECTORS(Cf. ↑board of directors), BOARD OF TRUSTEES(Cf. board of trustees), MANAGEMENT BOARD(Cf. ↑management board)
[C] MANAGEMENT a group of people who are responsible for making rules and decisions on behalf of an organization: »

A complaint was filed with the state medical board.

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a school governing board

[C] (also circuit board) IT a flat object covered with small metal electrical connections that create one or more circuits, used in computers and other electronic equipment : »

a graphics board

[C] (also noticeboard) WORKPLACE a flat object on a wall on which information can be fixed: »

There is a list of names on the board outside my office.

[U] (also board and lodging) a room and meals that are provided for someone who is staying away from home, for example in a hotel: »

The package includes food and board.

the boards — Cf. the boards
be above board — Cf. be above board
across the board — Cf. across the board
be/come/get on board — Cf. get on board
bring/get sb on board — Cf. get sb on board
on board — Cf. on board
take sth on board — Cf. take sth on board
See also ADVERTISING BOARD(Cf. ↑advertising board), APPEALS BOARD(Cf. ↑appeals board), BULLETIN BOARD(Cf. ↑bulletin board), EXAMINATION BOARD(Cf. ↑examination board), FULL BOARD(Cf. ↑full board), HALF BOARD(Cf. ↑half board), MARKETING BOARD(Cf. ↑marketing board), MESSAGE BOARD(Cf. ↑message board), OVERSIGHT BOARD(Cf. ↑oversight board), PRINTED CIRCUIT(Cf. ↑printed circuit), REVIEW BOARD(Cf. ↑review board), SUPERVISORY BOARD(Cf. ↑supervisory board), TOURIST BOARD(Cf. ↑tourist board)
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board UK US /bɔːd/ verb [I or T]
TRANSPORT if passengers board a plane, ship, or train, or if a plane, ship, or train is boarding, passengers get on to it before the start of a journey: »

Flight 2864 to Frankfurt is now boarding at Gate 12.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Board — (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • board — n often cap 1 a: a group of individuals having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers over a public or private business, trust, or other organization or institution Board of Regents Board of Bar Overseers …   Law dictionary

  • board — [bôrd] n. [ME & OE bord, a plank, flat surface (nautical senses via OFr bord, side of a ship < Frank * bord, akin to OE bord) < IE * bhr̥dho , board < * bheredh < base * bher , to cut] 1. a long, broad, flat piece of sawed wood ready… …   English World dictionary

  • Board — may refer to: *Board, a piece of lumber, or other rigid material made of wood, milled or sawn flat *Surfboard, skateboard, or snowboard (often made of fibreglass) *Board of directors or a similar governing or advisory committee *Mixing console,… …   Wikipedia

  • Board — Board, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boarding}.] 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. The boarded hovel. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Board} to accost, and see {Board}, n.] To go on board of, or enter,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • board — ► NOUN 1) a long, thin, flat piece of wood used in building. 2) a thin, flat, rectangular piece of stiff material used for various purposes. 3) the decision making body of an organization. 4) the provision of regular meals in return for payment.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Board — (von engl. board – Brett) steht für: Board Cards, die Gemeinschaftskarten in den Pokervarianten Texas Hold em und Omaha Hold em, die alle Spieler nutzen können Board of Directors, das Leitungs und Kontrollgremium eines Unternehmens im anglo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • board — [n1] piece of wood lath, panel, plank, slat, strip, timber; concept 479 board [n2] meal daily bread*, eats*, fare, food, keep*, mess, provisions, victuals; concept 459 board [n3] group of advisers advisers, advisory group, brass, cabinet, com …   New thesaurus

  • Board — Board, v. t. [F. aborder. See {Abord}, v. t.] To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will board her, though she chide as loud As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Board — (b[=o]rd), v. i. To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel. [1913 Webster] We are several of us, gentlemen and ladies, who board in the same house. Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • board|y — «BR dee, BOHR », adjective, board|i|er, board|i|est. Informal. stiff …   Useful english dictionary